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News tag: safety


Home birth raises health risks for mother and child

20 Mar, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Home birth is still a topic for debate, despite medical evidence in reputable health magazines concluding both the mother and child may experience higher risks at home than in a hospital environment. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists  (RANZCOG), the authority on childbirth safety, concluded…


Lack of information behind FDA’s clearing implanted medical devices

30 Sep, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
US Food and Drug Administration's (USDA) ability to ensure public foods, drugs, vaccines, and medical devices has been scrutinized in a recent study. Published in JAMA Internal medicine, the research points to a process called 510(k) review, which determines whether moderate-to-high-risk devices are approved as equivalent to another device (referred…


Hospitals in U.S. facing federal regulations when treating Ebola-virus patients

24 Sep, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 1 comment
The current wave of Ebola-virus patients finds U.S. hospitals unprepared to manage the waste resulting from treating patients who arrive in the country unexpectedly, creating a highly concerning situation for society, experts in biosafety stated. Following federal guidelines involving handling of Ebola-related waste, companies specialized in waste management simply do…